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Brewed by Brouwerij Bosteels
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Buggenhout, Belgium

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RATINGS: 2134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Full-bodied Belgian Specialty Ale. Amber in color with beautiful foam and slightly sweet, seductive malt character. Rich, satisfying Belgian experience.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006
Ver surprised by the 8%, it does not taste strong. A fruity banana aroma at first then becomes very sweet. Nice head when poured from bottle that lasts for a few sips. By the end of the glass sweetness was taking over.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (622) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Clear copper color with white foam. The smell is boozy and has a little hoppy note. The taste is boozy with a lot of cookie dough and with a light carbonation. Calm aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1371) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2015
The beer pours a clear orangeish with a large off-white head. The aroma blends clove, apricot, wheat, and spicy notes. The taste is mildly sweet and slightly sour. The palate fuses an average carbonation, medium body, and a slick texture.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
David_87 (110) - - JUL 21, 2015
Pours dark amber and clear. Aroma reminds me of a subdued quad, dark sugars, figs and belgian yeast. Taste is quite sweet, like a actually good belgian tripel, lot´s of dark fruits and raisins. No traces of the relative high alcohol content. Bottle from Bier-deluxe.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jelledebont (36) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Alleen het glas maakt dit bier al een feest om te drinken. Gelukkig valt de smaak ook niet tegen. Integendeel: Lekker amberkleurig bier met een rijke smaak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (472) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Large beautiful rich foam rises during pouring. This is a classic among Belgian beer. Its aroma is fruity and malty and very delicate. The taste is most caramel with notes of orange, apples / pears and has a comfortable sweet level without being "sticky". Slightly yeasty complemented by a spicy finish that together with a slight hoppy bitterness gives it good aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (140) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 14, 2015
Drank this in old Tolkien’s Pub on Catherine’s Square in Zagreb back in 2004, this is only the second time in a bar in Ba?anija, Istria. Amber with small but strong off white head. Peach ice tea aroma, biscuit and alcohol notes. Refreshing, sparkling, sweet, alcoholic warmth. Sweet syrupy finish, full body, medium carbonation. An old classic Belgian.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (271) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Shared with friends. Copper color. Medium body. Aroma: caramel, alcohol. Taste: warming, bready. Alcohol well hidden.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidBe (46) - BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2015
Fantastisch bier, heeft natuurlijk niks te maken met de vorm van de glazen en de houders. Stevig doordrinker voor op een zomerse avond. Bijzonder rijk bier.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
funcut (413) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2015
dosta dobra piva ..mozda i jedna od boljih ..jaka piva odlicnog okusa ...za uzivanje ..

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kostass123 (1) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
Simply one of the very best beers I’ve ever tasted! I don’t know what else to say. I couldn’t help but write something about it here and gave it the highest score possible!


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